Ampersand

An ampersand is a logogram `&` representing the conjunction word `and`. This symbol originated as a ligature of the letters et, Latin for `and`. == Etymology == The word ampersand is a corruption of the phrase `and (&) per se and`, meaning `and (the symbol &) intrinsically (is the word) and`. Traditionally, when reciting the alphabet in ...
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Ampersand

• (n.) A word used to describe the character /, /, or &.
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ampersand

noun a punctuation mark (&) used to represent conjunction (and)
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Ampersand

Am'per·sand noun [ A corruption of and , per se and , i. e., & by itself makes and .] A word used to describe the character ..., ..., or &. Halliwell.
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Ampersand

A ligature formed from an upper or lowercase e conjoined with t which spells et (`and” in Latin).
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ampersand

ampersand And per se and. The symbol & first appeared as one of the characters with the alphabet on the 'hornbook sheet'. It meant 'and per se and'; now it is used as a short-hand for 'and'. The character itself is a conventionalized printed version of an abbreviatrion used for Latin et, 'and'. The 'hornbook' was a type of book made of a single pa...
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Ampersand

The '&' character - meaning, quite literally 'and' - it is the stylisation of the Latin 'et' for 'and'.
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Ampersand

The character &
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ampersand

[n] - a punctuation mark (&) used to represent conjunction (and)
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